Smithers Art Gallery - January/February Exhibition
Tuesday January 29th, 2019 - Saturday March 2nd
Smithers Art Gallery - Smithers, BC
Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 2019 7 - 9 p.m.
Allison Smith and Joseph Crawford: Above/Below
Above/ Below was inspired while free-diving off the west coast of Haida Gwaii. This multi-media show combines Joseph Crawford's underwater photography, Allison Smith's visual art and written essay, and a short co-created film: Hands in the Water.This exhibit explores the experience of submerging into the underwater world.It explores the cerebral experience of teh transition between air and water, and teh subsequent change in sound, pressure and movement. The pieces capture the immense energy of the Pacific swell, the ruged terrain and the challenging weather thata require one to surrender to the elements. The exhibit shows the relationship between humans and nature, where humans are apart from nature but still at her mercy. The multiple mediums blending together appeal to different feelings, creating an immersive, engaging experience for the audience.
You can find out more about thier film company at http://braidfilms.com/
Jessica Hagen (Mini Gallery)
After a tour of her my hometown, Smithers, and surrounding areas (from Hazeelton to Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii) taken in the summer of 2017. Jessica took many photos on her trip and came away inspired to paint the beauty, light and wildness of the northwest.
Jessica says "The freedom of nature inspires me-particularly in spaces where it grows wild and unconstrained. I find myself continually drawn in by rustic beauty, and the softness and brilliance of light as it
touches it... I want my paintings to captivate viewers with the unbound splendour the dwells in simple and unexpected places. My desire is to evoke the same sense of awe, hope, peace, and gratitude that I feel as I put colour to canvas".
For more information on Jessica HAgen view her website: jeshagen.wixsite.com/artist